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Bit on the side

From Habitat magazine - issue 26, autumn/winter 2017

Make this easy rustic side table.

You will need:

Step 1 Step one
Drill holes through the tops and bottoms of each board, on the thinner edge, 55mm away from each end. Measure carefully so that the table will sit straight. Divide the slats into four, and paint each set a different colour. We used a neutral grey-based tonal scheme but you can go for more contrast, use just one colour or use two alternating colours.
Step 2 Step two
Once dry, place the boards in the order you’ll be threading them. We used the four colours in sequence. Cut the metal rings and bend one end of each so the boards don’t fall off as you’re threading. Thread the wire through each board, one at a time.
Step 3 Step three
Once the circle is complete, use the pliers to twist the ends of the wire together, securing it from the inside of the circle. Use wire cutters to snip each end. Place the glass on top.


Vase painted in Resene Alabaster and Resene Dusted Blue.

Styling: Leigh Stockton
Pictures: Bryce Carleton

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